Tomoya Matsuzaki grew up in Japan and is now based in London. Matsuzaki graduated from Chelsea MA Fine Art in 2004, training as a chef while studying art.
In 2022, Matsuzaki was awarded an Arts Council England grant, to explore new perspectives on the British landscape through local food cultures, embarking on focused research into foraging, local ingredients, pickling and fermentation.
Matsuzaki organizes monthly experimental food tasting supper clubs to facilitate sharing of stories, flavours and explore food as a mechanism for cultural exchange.
Recent solo exhibition include ‘Unmapped Territory’ at Yutaka Kikutake Gallery in Tokyo, 2021 was reviewed to critical acclaim in the bilingual web magazine ‘RealTokyo’, written by Toshiharu Suzuki, a curator at Toyota Municipal Museum in Japan. Their work ‘Willow’, a painting on plaster, was selected for the John Moores Painting Prize 2018, exhibited at Walker Art Centre, Liverpool.